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IdeaShop: Develop Your Idea for Social Change

Ashoka Twin Cities

Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)

IdeaShop: Develop Your Idea for Social Change

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Do you have an idea to create social change? Learn how to model and visually represent your idea to heighten its innovation and impact!  Join Ashoka ( on Dec. 1st from 1-4:30pm on the 1st floor of Kagin Commons for IdeaShop.  Ashoka has initiatives that directly support student entrepreneurs and the college and university ecosystem to support social change work. This workshop will help you think through your idea and how to make it a reality with lots of opportunity for feedback and discussion.  Hear from experienced changemakers, get feedback on your plans, and set yourself up for improved outcomes.  This workshop has limited capacity so register now.


  • Social Entrepreneurship 101
  • Idea Sharing
  • The Basics of the Business Model
  • Social Change Challenge
  • Learn to Visually Represent Your Idea
  • Next Steps


About the facilitators: 

 Spectra Myers is a Change Manager with Ashoka team based in the Twin Cities. She joined Ashoka in 2007 and has supported students at five colleges and universities in developing their first social venture. She received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Macalestery College in 2003. 


Joy McBrien is the Program Coordinator with the Ashoka Twin Cities team.  Joy's entrepreneurial track record includes working in Peru to found a shelter and create programming for victims of domestic violence, launching a fair trade clothing company, and starting a jewelry business. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011 with majors in Nonprofit Management and Entrepreneurship Studies.


Have questions about IdeaShop: Develop Your Idea for Social Change? Contact Ashoka Twin Cities

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Macalester College
1st floor Kagin Commons
St Paul, MINNESOTA 55105

Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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Ashoka Twin Cities

Ashoka Twin Cities is a local chapter of Ashoka, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs — over 3,000 men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka sources the best social innovations, mobilizes hundreds of thousands of people to create change and enables businesses, the media, policy makers and "changemakers" to work together to create global impact. Drawing from our global platform, Ashoka Twin Cities focuses on supporting social innovation and developing the skills of changemaking at a local level.

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